The Northwestern University Medical School has purchased an unlimited license for the use and distribution of Prophet 5 for Windows 95 and NT platforms to faculty, students, and staff of Northwestern University. Licenses for UNIX systems are also available from BBN but were not purchased. Prophet contains a sophisticated statistical analysis package designed for research and clinical scientists, and a sequence analysis package for DNA and RNA genetic data, with plasmid and sequence mapping, sequence alignment, and DNA to protein translation capabilities.
Drive Mapping: Once you have mapped the 'ftp' drive, locate the directory 'Prophet' using the File Manager or Windows Explorer. Open the 'Prophet' directory and run the 'setup.exe' file. The installer will ask you to do a Typical or Compact installation. PLEASE DO A TYPICAL INSTALLATION! Otherwise, you will need to map to the server every time you run Prophet. Install the files on a volume and directory of your choice. You will have all of the Prophet files but NOT the full documentation. To get the full documentation you will need to download all the files in the directory DOCUMENTATION. The files in that folder are Word files. You can also download the statistics documentation and help files by copying the files in STATGUIDE directory.
PROPHET StatGuide: List of Topics
Documentation is available through extensive on-line help (automatically installed), Word files (see Installation for how to get the files) or from the BBN website. Manuals are also available for $15.00 from BBN. Alternatively, I have one copy of the manual that you can borrow temporarily.
For further information, please contact Warren Kibbe, x3-3229.